Developed by Dr. Fritz Smith MD, osteopath and acupuncturist, ZB integrates Western concepts of anatomy with Eastern principles of energy flowing through the bones and joints of the body. Interruptions to this flow can result from physical, mental or emotional disturbances. Through perceptive and specific touch these blockages can be released and balance restored.
Old traumas injuries and issues are released at the deepest layer of the body/mind - the bones. As a stand alone therapy, or an adjunct to other types of treatment, ZB is appropriate for a wide variety of healthcare professionals – including naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapists and others.
This free introduction to ZB will present many of the basic theories of ZB, hands on exercises, demonstration of a full Zero Balancing session. The basic Zero Balancing training will be held in Fall ’14 at Bastyr.
Topics will include:
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #176. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for PTs & OTs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs available for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs & PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s
Michael believes Zero Balancing (ZB) is a vehicle for health, wellness and positive change both personally and collectively. He was inspired to teach ZB after years of study and tutelage with Dr. Fritz Smith, the founder of Zero Balancing, and many years of studying Qigong. He believes ZB can help the practitioner to be more present and clear.
Michael Oruch lives in New York City and has taught ZB in the U.S. and internationally since 1996. He has served on the ZB Board of Directors since 1997, and is currently the president. Michael is the developer of the ZB Form & Fulcrums, The 15 Minute ZB, The Restorative ZB, and ZB Fields and Fulcrums. Michael has studied and practiced Tai Chi and Qigong since 1986 and taught Qigong for many years before teaching ZB. He is also trained and certified as an EMT in the state of New York.
Michael earned an MFA degree in painting from Northwestern University and has maintained his career as a practicing artist.